Firm to Host Religious Displays on Public Property Panel Discussion on November 3


Firm to host Religious Displays on Public Property panel discussion Nov 3

The firm’s Religious and Not-For-Profit practice will host the Religious Displays on Public Property panel discussion at Fulton’s on the River on November 3.

Panelists include:

  • Benna Ruth Solomon, Deputy Corporation Counsel Appeals Division, City of Chicago
  • Adam Schwartz, Senior Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Katherine S. Janega, Village Attorney, Village of Winnetka
  • James Geoly, Partner, Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.

Jim Serritella will moderate.

Panelists will discuss topics such as:

  • Can government create a space for religious expression in the public square?
  • When do government attempts to avoid religious endorsements create impermissible burdens on freedom of expression and freedom of religion?
  • Is it appropriate to characterize displays as “secular” or “festive” as a means to avoid an establishment clause issue?
  • Does it make a difference if displays are paid for by private groups but placed on public land?
  • What if government wants to create its own holiday display on public property?

For more information, please contact Jordan Sunderland at (312) 840-7127 or


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